#Universe

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Astronomers Make a Surprising Discovery from 12.5 Billion Years Ago

A team of astronomers has made a surprising discovery: 12.5 billion years ago, the most opaque place in the universe contained relatively little matter.

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For the first time ever, astronomers have detected planets outside our galaxy

In an incredible world first, astrophysicists have detected multiple planets in another galaxy, ranging from masses as small as the Moon to ones as great as Jupiter.

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Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a faint signal, but it told of one of the most violent acts in the universe, and it would soon reveal secrets of the cosmos, including how gold was created.

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Mystery of the Universe’s Missing Matter Finally Solved by Scientists

The universe is missing half its matter. Scientists believe most of the universe—about 70 percent—is made up of dark energy, the mystery force thought to be driving its expansion. About a quarter is dark matter, and the remaining five percent is norma

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Does The Universe Have Physical Boundaries?

Does the universe have physical boundaries? This question was originally answered on Quora by Viktor T. Toth.

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Scientists Now Believe the Universe Itself May Be Conscious – Awareness Act

A new scientific concept has recently come to light, which scientists are calling "panpsychism." Panpsychism says that the universe could be capable of consciousness, which could change everything. For quite some time, scientists have been worki

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The whole universe fits in one image with a special trick of math

The universe is enormous — so vast that it's almost impossible to picture what it might...

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The Sky & The Rise Of A Broken Spirit

Every evening the sky would digest the Sun. A point of escape merged between the light and the darkness. A shadow in time only lasts a few seconds. Morning light washed over the sky unzipping purpo…

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Intelligent Alien Life Almost Certainly Existed Somewhere Else, Study Says

New calculations based on NASA data find that humans are probably not alone in the universe.

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Parallel Universes: Theories & Evidence

There actually is quite a bit of evidence out there for a multiverse — an infinite number of other universes besides our own.

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Looking For Higher Dimensions In Gravity - Forbes

Some theories predict the existence of higher dimensions. With sensitive gravitational experiments we can test that idea.

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How Fast Does Earth Move Through The Universe? - Forbes

According to relativity, there’s no universal frame of reference. But the Big Bang gave us one anyway.

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Astronomers say they’ve found the biggest structure in the universe and they named it the BOSS - The Washington Post

The BOSS is big. Really big. Yuuuuuge. It's an immense complex comprising more than 800 galaxies and weighing 10,000 times as much as the Milky Way.

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This Is A Map Of The Entire Universe, Squeezed Into One Mind-Boggling Image

This stunning spherical image manages to cram in the entire universe, including our Solar System at the centre. The mind-boggling image also packs in the outer planets, Kuiper belt, Oort cloud, Alpha Cetauri star and the cosmic web along with the Milky Wa

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A Radical Reinterpretation of Einstein’s Theory — NOVA Next | PBS

A cadre of physicists working on the theory of shape dynamics could change our understanding of reality.

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Leading Theory Of Solar System Formation Just Disproved! — Starts With A Bang! — Medium

Looks like the inner planets formed *after* the gas giants moved to their current position, and Jupiter ejected a fifth …

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2 Accelerators Find Particles That May Break Known Laws of Physics - Scientific American

The LHC and the Belle experiment have found particle decay patterns that violate the Standard Model of particle physics

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Mystery Deepens: Matter and Antimatter Are Mirror Images

Matter and antimatter appear to be perfect mirror images of each other as far as anyone can see, scientists have discovered with unprecedented precision, foiling hope of solving the mystery as to why there is far more matter than antimatt

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Ask Ethan #96: Is the Multiverse science? — Starts With A Bang!

There are three things an idea must do to become a full-fledged scientific theory. How does the Multiverse stack up?

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Time travel and the single atom | Cosmos

Researchers have confirmed one of the most profound thought experiments of quantum physics. In the life of a single atom, present actions appear to affect past events.

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Do We Need to Rewrite General Relativity? - The Nature of Reality

General relativity, the theory of gravity Albert Einstein published 100 years ago, is one of the most successful theories we have. It has passed every experimental... Read Full Post

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Science's Path from Myth to Multiverse - Scientific American

In his latest book Nobel Prize winner Steven Weinberg explores how science made the modern world, and where it might take us from here

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Why Pi Matters - The New Yorker

Yes, Pi Day is again upon us. And not just any Pi Day. They’re calling this the Pi Day of the century: 3.14.15. Pi to five digits.

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Four ways to break the universe's speed limit

When Albert Einstein first showed that light travels the same speed everywhere in the universe, he essentially stamped a speed limit on our universe: 670,616,629 miles per hour.

But that's not the entire story. In fact, it's just the beginning.

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What if the universe had no beginning? | Science Wire | EarthSky

Reports of the death of the Big Bang have been greatly exaggerated. Big Bang theory is alive and well. At the same time, our universe may not have a beginning

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Could classical theory be just as weird as quantum theory?

Quantum mechanics is often described as 'weird' and 'strange' because it abandons many of the intuitive traits of classical physics. For example, the ideas that the world is objective, is deterministic, and exists independent of measurement are basic feat

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How Can Space Travel Faster Than The Speed Of Light?

Cosmologists are intellectual time travelers. Looking back over billions of years, these scientists are able to trace the evolution of our Universe in ast

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The Multiverse and you

Is there another version of you somewhere out there in a parallel Universe?

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Mysterious Space Globule Looks Undeniably Beautiful

Some astronomers call it "God’s Hand." Others say it looks like the gaping mouth of a gigantic celestial creature. Featured in a new image taken by the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope, a small cloud of gas and ...

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Asteroids Had Magnetic Fields That Could Have Protected Hitchhiking Lifeforms

New research that shows that the rubble of our solar system, asteroids and meteoroids, once had long-lasting magnetic fields that perhaps could have protected life stowing away on them.

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Pulsar Observed Wobbling Out Of Space Time - Vanishing Out Of Our Now

Pulsar Observed Wobbling Out Of Space Time - Vanishing Out Of Our Now - amazing astronomical event witnessed by scientists on Earth...

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Do We Live in a Multiverse? - The Nature of Reality

Our universe may not be alone. It could just be one of multiple realms making up a “multiverse.” In fact, there are a half-dozen or so... Read Full Post

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Signs of New Physics from the LHC - Scientific American

Physics is at an impasse. The path its practitioners have been following for decades, known as the Standard Model, came to a triumphant end in 2012, when researchers found the model's last undiscovered particle, the Higgs boson.

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What?! The Universe Appears to Be Missing Some Light

Scientists have found that a huge amount of ultraviolet light is missing from the universe.

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Scientists discover one of the most Earthlike planets yet

Sci News is reporting that astronomers at the University of New South Wales have discovered an Earthlike planet just 16 light-years away. The planet, dubbed Gliese 832c, is orbiting a red dwarf...

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Stunning Hubble Telescope View Reveals Deep View of Universe (Video, Image)

A new photo from NASA's Hubble space telescope captures a variety of celestial objects both near and far, providing a glimpse of many different stages of cosmic history all at once. The Hubble image, released Thursday (April 17), is a 14-hour exposur

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Quantum Gravity and the Holographic Mass